Feb 29, 2008

OK, let's please all agree that's a hoax.

According to the Telegraph, "The director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War."

While the stereotype of the freakish doujinshi artist is well established, Hitler is admittedly something of an extreme case, well known for his obsession with high-fantasy, his spending weeks at a time in his basement, his unhealthy interest in his underaged niece, and his frequent use of hate-speech.

But of course for someone who remembers the Schtonk affair this triggers all hoax alarms. And looking at that drawing of Disney's Pinocchio I really do wish this is a hoax. Otherwise the mental associations to that ruthless, all-consuming machinery of mass manipulation will forever soil for me the picture that I have of that cute, innocent little guy Hitler.

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